STaR Chart The purpose of the STaR Chart is to is to assist all classroom teachers in assessing needs and setting goals for the use of technology in the classroom to support student achievement. Provides goals for Texas Long-Range Technology Plan http://starchart.esc12.net/
Teaching and Learning There are 4 levels Entry Tech, Developing Tech, Advanced Tech, and Target Tech The goal for every campus in Texas is to be at the Target Tech range
Teaching and Learning In order to reach Target Tech Range teachers have to serve as facilitator, mentor, and co-learner. Students must have access to on technology at all times and the technology must be integrated into all core content areas.
Educator Preparation and Progress There are regular technology-supported learner-centered projects. Online resources can be used at any given time and teachers ensure integration of appropriate technology.
Leadership and Administration Campus plan focused on student success, supported by board and administration. There is one technical support to 350 computers. Campus instructional support staff.
Infrastructure for Technology There is on-demand access for every student, direct connectivity available in all rooms and web-based resources in multiple rooms. Entire school is fully equipped with appropriate technology.
Improvement Katy ISD is taking great strides for all of their campuses to be in the Target Tech Range. Our campus the major area where we need to improve is having teachers use more technology to improve their lessons.
Summary Texas Education Agency has created an evaluation system to ensure all schools in Texas are preparing students for the 21st century using technology.